dopefaerie
youngprogressivevoices:

We believe they’ve forgotten how government shutdowns went for previous congresses!

youngprogressivevoices:

We believe they’ve forgotten how government shutdowns went for previous congresses!

thebicker:

aka14kgold:

jean-luc-gohard:

celebreceipts:

In January, Sam Pepper uploaded a video called “How To Get A Girlfriend Easy” in which he sneaks up behind or beside unsuspecting women on the street and handcuffs them to himself. He then tells them they’re “his girlfriend now.”

When one victim reacts furiously, saying “No! I don’t know you! Take it off!” and demands that he remove the handcuffs, he refuses and replies with “We’re dating now.” She tries again, “Look, I don’t know where you’re from, but we don’t do this in America. Take this off,” while fighting with the cuffs. He refuses again, insisting they’re “going on a date.” She then tells him that she’s married, to which he says “No, you’re married to me now,” and refuses yet again to remove the handcuffs.

At the end of the video, another woman is pleading with him to undo the handcuffs, and he refuses to until she kisses him on the lips. Pepper appears to think the entire scenario is hilarious at best and endearingly misguided at worst, while the women being “pranked” are visibly livid, terrified, and profoundly uncomfortable.

NONE OF THESE THINGS ARE PRANKS.

We need to stop calling assault by white men on men of color and women of all races “pranks,” because it makes them seem lighthearted and fun, not like the violent criminal acts they are.

NONE OF THESE THINGS ARE PRANKS.

NONE OF THESE THINGS ARE PRANKS.

NONE OF THESE THINGS ARE PRANKS.

NONE OF THESE THINGS ARE PRANKS.

NONE OF THESE THINGS ARE PRANKS.

NONE OF THESE THINGS ARE PRANKS.

Signs your “prank” is not actually a prank:

-Victim of so-called prank does not laugh

-Other people repeatedly tell you it’s not a prank

-Involves making women fear for their immediate safety and forces them into getting sexually assaulted, because yes, forcing or threatening someone into kissing you is sexual assault

-Reinforces existing power structure of men’s entitlement

Remember, kids: Pranks can be funny. And a little mean. But if it’s really not funny at all and it goes beyond being mean to being threatening to a complete stranger, you are not playing a prank. You’re being a shitty excuse for a human being.

konanyiffer420:

revolutionary-afrolatino:

Police shoot teenage special-needs girl within 20 seconds of arriving to ‘help’

On June 3rd, 2014, the Serrano family was having difficulty with a young female family member who suffers from a mental illness and depression. Yanira Serrano-Garcia, 18, had apparently gone off of her medication and became agitated and hard to control.
“[Yanira] wanted to be normal. She wanted to stop taking her medication, and I get it. Sometimes when my feet hurt I just want to be normal. I don’t want to take pills. I get her…all we want is justice,” said a friend of Yanira’s during a community march. 
“Sadly, they mistook her for something she didn’t do, and a cop decided to get his gun out when he could have gotten out his taser, his pepper spray,” she said.
“She has special needs and we just want answers,” said Yanira’s brother, Tiny Serrano. “Who are we supposed to call now when we need help when who is supposed to help us is killing our kids?”


take guns away from the police.

konanyiffer420:

revolutionary-afrolatino:

Police shoot teenage special-needs girl within 20 seconds of arriving to ‘help’

On June 3rd, 2014, the Serrano family was having difficulty with a young female family member who suffers from a mental illness and depression. Yanira Serrano-Garcia, 18, had apparently gone off of her medication and became agitated and hard to control.

“[Yanira] wanted to be normal. She wanted to stop taking her medication, and I get it. Sometimes when my feet hurt I just want to be normal. I don’t want to take pills. I get her…all we want is justice,” said a friend of Yanira’s during a community march. 

“Sadly, they mistook her for something she didn’t do, and a cop decided to get his gun out when he could have gotten out his taser, his pepper spray,” she said.

“She has special needs and we just want answers,” said Yanira’s brother, Tiny Serrano. “Who are we supposed to call now when we need help when who is supposed to help us is killing our kids?”

take guns away from the police.

coeur-de-porcelaine:

thehowlingwolf:

chickdeney:

I’m gonna fucking go postal on 4chan I s2g

A woman can’t even think or talk about wanting equal rights/treatment without consequences, and they wonder why we still need feminism smfh

”In a textbook example of why feminism isn’t just a women’s issue”

What a weird take on it. More like ”in a textbook example of males reacting violently and threateningly to put a woman back in her place.”

43 days, 22 hours since Mike Brown was killed.
odinsblog:

#Bob McCulloch is the Ferguson prosecutor in charge of the grand jury “investigating” 😒 his new bff Darren Wilson
#This is what institutional racism, White privilege and a police cover up (all rolled into one) looks like in 2k14

defiantblackwomyn:

privilegetoengtranslationservice:

sexualremarks:

pyonkotchi:

if you think black women wearing their hair natural is unprofessional you are racist.

if a white woman worked in a store with hair she hadnt brushed and called it her “natural” hair it would still be unprofessional.

Translation:

A black woman’s natural hair is of the same quality as a white woman’s unkempt hair.

Listen to me, uneducated prick who made the comment before the last one;

The hair follicles of negroes are flat, whereas those of white people’s are round. Our hair also grows upward, while the hair of white people grows downward.

This is a biological fact, and therefore your ignorance is equivalent to racism. Get the facts straight. Our hair is unprofessional? Give me a fucking break , child

nextyearsgirl:

And I’m 16000% not here for men inserting themselves into inter-feminist conflict/dialogue like thank you but no fucking thank you, goodbye, even the most choosey-choice, pandering libfem is my ally before you are, especially if you think you have any right to mock liberal feminism.